Review | The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong


Sixteen-year-old Maya is just an ordinary teen in an ordinary town. Sure, she doesn’t know much about her background – the only thing she really has to cling to is an odd paw-print birthmark on her hip – but she never really put much thought into who her parents were or how she ended up with her adopted parents in this tiny medical-research community on Vancouver Island.

Until now.

Strange things have been happening in this claustrophobic town – from the mountain lions that have been approaching Maya to her best friend’s hidden talent for “feeling” out people and situations, to the sexy new bad boy who makes Maya feel…different. Combine that with a few unexplained deaths and a mystery involving Maya’s biological parents and it’s easy to suspect that this town might have more than its share of skeletons in its closet.

In THE GATHERING, New York Times best-selling author Kelley Armstrong brings all the supernatural thrills from her wildly successful Darkest Powers series to Darkness Rising, her scorching hot new trilogy.

Hardcover, First Edition
359 pages
Published April 12th 2011
Published by Harper

My reviews are always filled with spoilers.


I gave this book 3/5 stars. It wasn’t my favorite. I loved the idea of skin walkers and Rafe, but the story was just so cliche and I couldn’t stand to see all the cringeyness.
Honestly, I hated Maya’s character. She was just so annoying and I wanted to punch her for that. I hated Sam and Annie, but I kept reading because of Rafe. He was really sweet.
I don’t know what I can say about this book. I was really interested when Serena died because I thought that something had happened because of her paw shaped birthmark, when in reality, Maya began to think that Sam had killed Serena just to get to Daniel.
All the cliches were present in this book.  bet I could make a literal checklist of them.
Hot guy? check
withstanding the hot guy. Check
falling for the hot guy. Check
Obsessive jealous girl. Check
hot guy has a sister who needs help. Check
girl with a best friend who died. Check
a guy best friend. check
mean girl? check
I could go on and on.,
As much as I usually enjoy reading cliches (not too much), I can’t stand it when there are just too many elements. It seriously irks me.
I just didn’t like it. Sorry to say.
I’ll have to end this super short review. Sorry.

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